Significant deal brings over 45 premium feature titles and 10 series
to Dove Channel, including Max Lucado’s “Traveling Light”
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has closed an
agreement to acquire 45 films and 10 series from Bridgestone Multimedia
Group (BMG), a producer and distributor of family-friendly, faith-based
films that inspire and spread the message of hope.
Expanding the Dove Channel offering with inspiring and uplifting
content, the BMG library includes a mix of series and films, including
Max Lucado’s “Traveling Light,” “Different Drummers,” “Road to the Open”
(starring Eric Roberts, Judd Nelson, John Schneider), “Pitching Love and
Catching Faith,” “The Sugar Creek Gang” (series), and “Character
Providing ideal content for Dove Channel, BMG is dedicated to inspiring,
educating, encouraging, enlightening, and entertaining families through
the development, production, and distribution of high quality
faith-based entertainment products, including feature films,
documentaries, and children’s videos.
Combined with current and recently acquired titles, Dove Channel’s
library of over 3,600 available titles will now rank as the largest
library of faith-based & family-friendly content in the OTT marketplace.
Cinedigm will make the Bridgestone programming available on Dove Channel
over the next several months beginning in August this year.
“At Dove Channel, we constantly strive to provide our Dove audience with
quality content that can safely be enjoyed by the entire family,” said
Erick Opeka, EVP Digital Networks, Cinedigm. “We are thrilled to partner
with Bridgestone Multimedia Group as we continue to fulfill our mission
of expanding our library and broadening our content offering with new,
faith-based and family-friendly content.”
“We’re very excited about our new partnership with Cinedigm and The Dove
Channel – not just because of their ability to deliver BMG’s content to
so many families across North America, but also because of their
like-mindedness to BMG’s mission of providing inspirational,
family-friendly entertainment that inspires and spreads the message of
hope,” added David E. Austin, Executive Vice President, BMG.
About Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United
States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail
storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes,
Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on
cable television. The company’s library of films and TV episodes
encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen
Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and
festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and
Tribeca Films, and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers,
including Scholastic, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, The Jim Henson
Company, and more.
Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content, and
distribution expertise, the Company has rapidly become a leader in the
quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first
channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on
iOS, Roku, Xbox, and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being
rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded channel in
partnership with WIZARD WORLD, on March 3, 2015. The Company’s third OTT
channel, DOVE CHANNEL, launched on September 15, 2015, and is a digital
streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking
high quality and family-friendly content approved by Dove Foundation.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm
Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, 310-466-5135